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Lifesaving Society Warns of Dangers Surrounding Cold, Open Water

Lifesaving Society Warns of Dangers Surrounding Cold, Open Water

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The Canadian Safe Boating Council and the Lifesaving Society is warning the public to stay away from waterways this time of year. (CSBC.CA)

WINNIPEG — Warmer spring weather and the temptation to venture near open water has prompted a seasonal warning for Manitobans.

The Canadian Safe Boating Council and the Lifesaving Society says despite the time of year, the immersion into cold water can be a serious danger.

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Melting Arctic Sea Ice May be Behind Endless Winter: Scientists

Melting Arctic Sea Ice May be Behind Endless Winter: Scientists

By Bob Weber, The Canadian Press

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A man walks by the Rogers Centre as reports of falling ice from the CN Tower sparked a closure of parts of the area on Toronto on Monday, April 16, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston)

Scientists are suspecting that not enough winter in the Arctic has led to too much of it across the rest of Canada.

From Toronto, where ice storms cancelled baseball games, to Calgary where residents this week faced yet another heavy snowfall warning, April 2018 has come to feel like endless winter.

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Chunks of Ice Fall from CN Tower in Toronto Lead to Baseball Game Cancellation

Chunks of Ice Fall from CN Tower in Toronto Lead to Baseball Game Cancellation

By Nicole Thompson and Peter Cameron, The Canadian Press

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Workers examine a hole on top of the Rogers Centre as the area around the CN Tower is closed off due to reports of falling ice in Toronto on Monday, April 16, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston)

Chunks of ice crashing down from the CN Tower following a weekend of freezing rain forced the closure of the Toronto landmark and damaged the roof of a nearby baseball stadium, prompting the Toronto Blue Jays to cancel Monday night’s game against the Kansas City Royals.

Police had blocked off the area directly under the CN Tower and the Rogers Centre due to the “relatively large” blocks of ice tumbling down onto the streets and sidewalks below.

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Jets Return to Winnipeg After Whiteout in Minnesota Reroutes Team

Jets Return to Winnipeg After Whiteout in Minnesota Reroutes Team

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Winnipeg Jets’ Mathieu Perreault (85) gets checked by Minnesota Wild’s Nick Seeler (36) and Jason Zucker (16) during second period NHL game one playoff action in Winnipeg on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

The Winnipeg Jets were dealing with a different kind of whiteout on Saturday as the team returned to the city after a snowstorm prevented them from reaching the Twin Cities.

The Jets departed Winnipeg earlier in the day for Minneapolis, but were diverted to Duluth, about 250 kilometres away. They were in a holding pattern waiting for the weather to clear before the decision was made to head back north.

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The Spring That Hasn’t Sprung: Prairie Cold Snap Could Last Through April

The Spring That Hasn’t Sprung: Prairie Cold Snap Could Last Through April

By Ryan McKenna, The Canadian Press

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A pedestrian walks through a snow storm in Halifax on Thursday, March 8, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese)

Environment Canada’s senior climatologist says he’s surprised how long winter is lasting on the Prairies and warns cold temperatures could persist through the end of April.

David Phillips blames a polar vortex for the spring cold snap.

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Manitoba’s Flood Risk Remains Low This Spring

Manitoba’s Flood Risk Remains Low This Spring

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Manitoba Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler and flood forecaster Fisaha Unduche provide the latest flood outlook, Friday, March 23, 2018. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — Despite a late winter snowstorm on March 5, Manitoba’s flood risk remains low to moderate for much of the province.

The second — and likely last — flood outlook of the season was released Friday, setting the stage for a relatively worry-free spring flood season.

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Winnipeg Digging Out from Winter Storm as Residential Plowing to Begin

Winnipeg Digging Out from Winter Storm as Residential Plowing to Begin

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Nico Boyd ducks under some heavily snow laden tress as makes her way to school along a Dromore Avenue sidewalk in Winnipeg on Monday, March 5, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — Crews are making progress clearing city streets after a late winter storm dumped about 25 centimetres of snow on Winnipeg early Monday.

Back lane plowing began Tuesday and spot sanding and salting are also underway to improve traction.

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Winnipeg Rolling Out Snow Plows to Tackle Residential Streets

Winnipeg Rolling Out Snow Plows to Tackle Residential Streets

Highway 75 Closure
Gates closed Highway 75 from Winnipeg to the U.S. border early Monday. (CHRISD.CA)

After about 25 centimetres of snow fell on Winnipeg between overnight Sunday into Monday, the city is preparing for the first residential plow of the season.

Crews will begin Wednesday evening, therefore putting a residential parking ban into effect at 7 p.m. that evening.

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Winnipeg, Southern Manitoba Pummelled by Late Winter Storm

Winnipeg, Southern Manitoba Pummelled by Late Winter Storm

Highway 75 Closure
Gates closed Highway 75 from Winnipeg to the U.S. border early Monday. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — Southern Manitoba awoke Monday to a blast of winter, closing schools, cancelling buses and making the morning commute a headache for motorists.

The city received about 25 centimetres of snow overnight, which began falling at around 10 p.m. Sunday. Southwestern Manitoba could be in store for up to 40 centimetres by the time the Colorado low system moves out of the province.

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